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Past Event

SBTi Chinese Handbook Release and Training Workshop

September 11, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

In recent years, we have seen the continual increase of natural disasters caused by climate change. It is recognized as one of the most pressing issues on this planet. Meanwhile, China has put forward the agenda of Eco-Civilization with utmost determination, improved and upgraded plans and actions, and created gigantic momentum to realize the sustainable development of environment.

Based on the development tendency of the environment and ecological needs, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing has launched a project featuring sustainable development of environment, dedicated to apply the most advanced results of the University's research to the urgent challenges in the ecological environment of China.

On September 11, the Beijing Center in collaboration with the World Wide Fund will host the SBTi Chinese Handbook Release and a training workshop. The event aims to invite institutions and companies to discuss the SBTi-related issues.

WWF joined the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the UN Global Compact Project (UNGC) in September 2015 at the Paris Conference to launch the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) to help companies set up science-based emission reduction targets in line with the standard of decarbonization levels well below 2°C or 1.5°C in the fifth assessment report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

As of August 2019, more than 600 companies worldwide have joined the initiative, 196 of which have officially released their approved emission reduction targets.

 

Agenda

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Registration

9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.  Opening remarks by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  SBTi Chinese Manual Release

  • ZHOU Fei, Deputy Director General, WWF China

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  The latest progress and application process of the SBTi

  • Alexander FARSAN, Global Lead of SBT, WWF

10:15 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Business case sharing

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Group discussion

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Q&A

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Closing remarks

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Buffet

 

Notice
  • The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. Walk-ins are not allowed for this event.

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email beijing.cgc@columbia.edu.